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EPA Claims No Liability For Gold King Spill In Call To Dismiss Pending Suit

February 14, 2017
EPA is arguing that it cannot be held responsible in court for its role in the 2015 Gold King Mine wastewater spill because the agency was trying to clean up pre-existing contamination at the former mine site, saying liability rests with the former owners who allowed the contamination to build up and that the suit over EPA's role should be dismissed. The Feb. 13 brief by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on EPA's behalf pushes back against claims by mine...

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